The cheapest times to fly from DFW to BMI are

  • May 28th to September 23rd (except the weeks of June 25th, July 2nd, July 23rd, and July 30th)
  • October 29th to November 11th
  • December 3rd to April 29th (except the weeks of December 17th, March 12th, and March 26th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DFW to BMI is late December. Prices can be as high as $1036 for Thursday flights during early to mid May, or as low as $307 for Monday flights around late December.


When to Fly to Bloomington

Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Bloomington/Normal, IL (BMI) will usually cost between $307 to $362 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late December with an average ticket price of $307. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid May, with an average price of $524. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $217 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $312 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to BMI flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DFW to BMI route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DFW to BMI Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DFW to BMI flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Dallas. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.28, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $24 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $311. Return trip prices are from the BMI to DFW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DFW to BMI can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 13 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from DFW to BMI while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in Chicago, IL

  • 116 miles (187 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 24.24% less expensive than BMI
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to ORD flights

Destination alternative #2: St Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) in St. Louis, MO

  • 142 miles (229 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 12.20% less expensive than BMI
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to STL flights

Destination alternative #3: Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI) in Springfield, IL

  • 59 miles (95 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 1.44% less expensive than BMI
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to SPI flights

Destination alternative #4: University of Illinois/Willard Airport (CMI) in Champaign/Urbana, IL

  • 45 miles (72 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 1.28% less expensive than BMI
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to CMI flights

Destination alternative #5: Quad City International Airport (MLI) in Moline, IL

  • 107 miles (172 km) away from BMI
  • Usually 0.72% less expensive than BMI
  • Nonstop flights available

See DFW to MLI flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DFW to BMI? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 4 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Delta, Frontier, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Central Illinois Regional Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 690 miles or 1110 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DFW to BMI?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to BMI flight is about 2 hour 13 minutes.

How many flights go between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Bloomington/Normal, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 74 available flights from DFW to BMI.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code DFW
Origination airport name Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
City Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Country the United States
Latitude 32.9
Longitude -97

Return Airport

Destination code BMI
Destination airport name Central Illinois Regional Airport
City Bloomington/Normal, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 40.5
Longitude -88.9


Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from DFW to BMI tend to depart later than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 32% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 13% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave BMI heading for DFW about 20 minutes late. This does significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Bloomington/Normal, IL is about 20 minutes late. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Mesa: 20 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting


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